Ohio

2020 U.S. Election

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Absentee Voting

Absentee voting in Ohio, also called “mail-in voting” or “by-mail voting”, is casting your vote by mail-in ballot before the day of the Election. All states will mail a ballot to you if specific criteria are met, but some states have much stricter rules to meet these conditions. The voter may return the ballot in person or by mail. With uncertainties and unknowns around USPS delivery of your "mail-in" ballot during Covid-19, you may want to check for ballot drop-off boxes in your area as an alternative way to deliver your absentee ballot.

All Ohio voters whose registration information is up-to-date have the opportunity to vote in any election from the convenience of their own homes by requesting an absentee ballot. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is three days before the election in which you want to vote, but voters can submit their application any time. If mailed, absentee ballots must be postmarked by the day before the election in order to be counted. You can also return your absentee ballot in-person to your county board of elections before the close of the polls at 7:30pm on Election Day.

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Ohio has absentee voting
Mail-in postmarked deadline: 2020-11-02
Mail-in received by deadline: 2020-11-13
In-person hand-in deadline: 2020-11-03

Early In-person Voting

Early voting in Ohio allows you to cast your vote in person before the day of the Election at specific polling locations that may differ from the Election Day locations. Voting early in person allows you to cast your vote while the number of people waiting to vote is much smaller than Election Day. Please follow the recommended CDC Covid-19 safety guidelines.

In Ohio, voters have many options to vote. Starting the day after the close of voter registration, all registered voters may request and vote an absentee ballot in person at their county board of elections or early voting center as designated by the county. Most Ohio counties provide early voting at their board of elections office. However, the following counties have separate early voting centers:

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Ohio has early voting
Start date: 2020-10-06
End date: 2020-11-02

Election Day In-person Voting

If you’re voting in person in Ohio on November 3rd, 2020 follow the recommended CDC Covid-19 safety guidelines.

Wear a maskWear a mask
Stay 6ft apartStay 6ft apart
Wash your handsWash your hands

Voter Information

Registration deadline: 2020-10-04
Ohio ID requirements to vote: A Photo or Non-Photo ID is required at the polling place.
Ohio doesn't have same day registration
a month left to register to vote in Ohio

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Election Day
November 3, 2020
OH Electoral Votes
18 / 538

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Last Updated: 11/02/2020

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